Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arkansas

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arkansas

Do you need to find a great place to get married in Arkansas?  If so, check out these top 10 places to get married in Arkansas.

Arkansas is known as the “natural state” and offers some of the most beautiful and unique outdoor wedding ceremony and reception sites.  The Ozark Mountains in the North Western part of Arkansas are a great place to see some of the state’s natural beauty.  The weather in Arkansas is a milder version of all 4 seasons.  Be prepared for warm weather in July -October that may not be as comfortable as Spring and later Fall weather.  Also, Spring can be rainy while Summer and Fall are drier.  So keep in mind the weather for choosing a ceremony and reception venue.

The Gavioli Chapel in Eureka Springs is a unique ceremony choice.  In 2006 this chapel was renovated and a Gavioli organ was installed, thus the name of the church.  If music is the center of your ceremony, the chapel is a good choice.  The natural acoustics of the chapel and organ will provide beautiful music to delight you and your guests.  The chapel is nondenominational and all religions are welcome.

Thorncrown Chapel Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Thorncrown Chapel - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel is a glass chapel in the woods of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The architecture of the chapel is very unique and inspiring for photos and the acoustics of the chapel will make your music soar.  This is a great way to have an outdoor ceremony indoors.

An Enchanting Evening Little Rock, Arkansas
An Enchanting Evening - Little Rock, Arkansas

An Enchanting Evening near Pinnacle Mountain and Lake Maumelle is a ceremony, reception and honeymoon destination.  This venue is located near Little Rock and offers outdoor ceremonies and receptions by the pool.  The lodge may be rented in case of bad weather but tents are also welcome.  There are also cabins to rent for your honeymoon and can be a part of a package deal.

Union Square Guest Quarters located by downtown El Dorado Arkansas offers the Myrtelle House for receptions.  The restored oil boom mansion boasts a grand stair case for formal entrances and a fully equipped kitchen for your caterer.  A garden room and patio will be excellent places for your reception and you can stay the night in one of the four bedrooms up stairs after your fete.

Little Rock Zoo - Little Rock Arkansas
Little Rock Zoo - Little Rock Arkansas

If you are looking for a place to go wild, the Little Rock Zoo is it.  The staff at the zoo can help you select where your ceremony and reception sites will be.  You can even have some of the zoo’s animals be included in your day.  The zoo can also cater your reception.  Be sure to plan extra time for reservations.

Timber Lodge Ranch Amity Arkansas
Timber Lodge Ranch - Amity Arkansas

Timber Lodge Ranch is located in Amity Arkansas.  This ranch is a unique experience as it is home to a variety of wildlife including albino peacocks and zebras.  Your wedding ceremony can be held in the chapel that seats up to 125.  They also offer catering for your reception and lodging for you and your guests.

Arkansas Arts Center Little Rock Arkansas
Arkansas Arts Center - Little Rock Arkansas
Terry House, Arkansas Arts Center Little Rock, Arkansas
Terry House, Arkansas Arts Center - Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas Arts Center located in Little Rock has two rental facilities for you to choose.  The Terry House is a 1839 Greek Revival style home offering both indoor and outdoor venues.  Brick paved walkways and butterfly gardens are available along with the indoor galleries and sitting and dining rooms at the Terry House.  The Arkansas Arts Center offers multiple indoor spaces for rental including: Alice Pratt Brown Atrium, The Lower Lobby, and The Courtyard.  Simply the Best Catering is the exclusive caterer for all Arkansas Arts Center venues.

Chateau aux Arc Altus, Arkansas
Chateau aux Arc - Altus, Arkansas

Chateau aux Arc Vineyards and Winery is one of the newest wineries in Altus, Arkansas.  This enchanting venue offers rock gardens, vineyards and wine tasting for you and your guests.  Have your own private label served at your reception and enjoy the beauty of this romantic locale.

Comption Gardens Bentonville, Arkansas
Comption Gardens and Conference Center - Bentonville, Arkansas

Compton Gardens and Conference Center is a 6.5 acre garden located in Bentonville, Arkansas.  The Conference Center was the former home of Dr. Neil Compton, savior of the Buffalo River.  The Conference Center includes a fully equipped kitchen for your caterer, audio/visual equipment and wireless microphones for your ceremony.  The Garden Room can seat up to 65 for a small, private wedding.

Ozark Mountain Gallery and Wedding Gardens Calico Rock, Arkansas
Ozark Mountain Gallery and Wedding Gardens - Calico Rock, Arkansas

Ozark Mountain Gallery and Wedding Gardens is located in Calico Rock Arkansas.  A wedding chapel, pavilions and gardens are available for rental.  Contact call 870 – 297 – 2038 for questions and rentals.

I hope you are inspired by these Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arkansas.  If you are looking for wedding invitations to go along with these wedding venues try one of the following.  Click on an image for more information, to order a sample, and to order your invitations.

blue and purple wedding invitation
Morrocan $212.00 for 100
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Vintage Floral $212.00 for 100
Green floral wedding invitation
Damask $198.00 for 100
purple contemporary wedding invitation
Contempo Royal $215.00 for 100
yellow and gray wedding invitation
Mod $212.00 for 100

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arizona

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arizona

Are you looking for places to get married in Arizona?  Then check out these top 10 places to get married in Arizona!  This state is marked by its varied culture and weather for weddings.  Arizona is a beautiful state with the Grand Canyon in the north, pine forests in its mountain regions and deserts in the South.  Because tourism is a very active business in Arizona, there are many hotels, resorts, and convention centers.  These great wedding venues will let you get creative and have an unforgettable wedding.

Tlaquepaque arts and crafts village Sedona, Texas
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village – Sedona, Arizona

Tlaquepaque has all the charm of old world styling in their outdoor courtyards.  This arts and crafts village in Sedona is modeled after a Mexican village.  Get married in a small private ceremony in the chapel and then hold the fete of your dreams in the courtyards or gardens.

The Castle at Ashley Manor Chandler Texas
The Castle at Ashley Manor - Chandler Texas

The Castle at Ashley Manor is located in Chandler, Arizona.  The castle provides an exquisite background for your ceremony and reception.  Take advantage of the event coordinator and relax while your fairytale wedding unfolds.

Heard Museum Phoenix Arizona
Heard Museum - Phoenix, Arizona

The Heard Museum provides a classy and artistic choice for your wedding.  Explore the museums arched walkways and sculpture courtyards for a unique location. With many choices, you are sure to find the place that fits with your style.  With your rental fee also comes a docent for the museum.

Shenandoah Mill Gilbert Arizona
Shenandoah Mill – Gilbert, Arizona

Shenandoah Mill, a former grist mill, was moved to Gilbert, Arizona and has become a charming and rustic wedding ceremony and reception site.  The rental time and benefits are generous as only one wedding a day is scheduled.  The mill  can accommodate up to 225 guests for your ceremony and reception.

Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden Phoenix, Ari
Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden - Phoenix, Arizona

Ro Ho En Japenese Friendship Garden is a 3.5 acre Japanese garden with a serene Koi pond.  This garden is a shared cultural vision.  If you would like more information to plan your wedding, contact (602) 256-3204.

The Windmill Winery Florence, Arizona
The Windmill Winery – Florence, Arizona

The Windmill Winery offers a rural setting just outside of Phoenix in Florence, Arizona.  Have the country wedding ceremony of your dreams lakeside. Enjoy a getaway in a horse drawn carriage.  Then party all night in the restored historic barn or outside.  This venue is also a winner of the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.

Reid Park Zoo Tucson, Arizona
Reid Park Zoo – Tucson, Arizona

Reid Park Zoo in Tucson is the right place to go wild for your wedding.  This zoo offers more than 17 acres to rent after the zoo is closed to the public.  So plan on a late day event when the animals will be more active.  The zoo also offers catering and facilities managers to help with your planning.

The Views at Superstition Gold Canyon, Arizona
The Views at Superstition – Gold Canyon, Arizona

The Views at Superstition, nestled in Gold Canyon, provides a beautiful ceremony and reception venue for you.  Enjoy the multitude of services including separate bride and groom dressing suites, limo service, officiant, horse drawn carriage, and more!  Indoor and outdoor facilities for your ceremony and reception are available.  Tours are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6-8PM (check on availability, as times and days can change).

The Boulders Resort Scottsdale Arizona
The Boulders Resort – Scottsdale Arizona

The Boulders Resort is an elegant resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The resort has multiple ceremony locations for your selection and can accommodate 50-300 guests.  The natural beauty of the high Sonoran desert is the backdrop for your wedding vows.  Your choice of indoor and outdoor locations for your reception are also available.  The Boulders Resort offers catering, audio/visual equipment and planners to help you celebrate your wedding with style.

The Grand Canyon National Park.  For a ceremony or reception at this national treasure, you will need to enlist the help of a trusted planner.  The south rim of the Grand Canyon is by far the most accessible and for DIYers the best option.  This is a venue that will require some effort for planning but is worth the effort.

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 1): Introduction

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 1): Introduction

For those of you who have an upcoming wedding and are shopping for your wedding stationary, you may be a little confused.  Here is my first article in a series on Wedding Invitations 101.

When you are looking for a wedding invitation, no matter whether its DIY or printed for you, look at the paper.  Most stationers have samples either in the store or you can order a sample.  Take the time to really get the feel of the card stock your stationer is offering.  Its worth the time and investment to do so.

Quality card stock is an important part of selecting your wedding invitation.  No matter the color of your card stock it should have a heavy feel to it.  So before buying a DIY invitation set.  See if you can see and feel the paper before buying it.  It will be easy to tell if your wedding invitation is DIY, if the card stock is not of a high quality.

At Lunar Ink, we have samples available for both of our invitations brands Carlson Craft and Birchcraft.  To order a sample, click on the appropriate button for the type of invitation you are interested in.

If your heart is set on making your own wedding invitations, we have many DIY kits starting at $29.99 that can help you.  The paper is the same as our regular wedding invitations, you just provide the printer and the assembly.  We also have many options that are budget friendly as well.  Our Carlson Craft Simply Sensible Wedding InvitationsBudget Packages, and Value with Style Invitations, will meet your needs.

With our Simply Sensible lines of invitations, you can order wedding invitations as low as $36.90 for 100 invitations.  These budget friendly invitations come in multiple styles, colors and price ranges.  There is something for everyone.  So good luck and best wishes to all of you and we hope you enjoy shopping with us!

Stay tuned for my next article “Wedding Invitations 101 part 2” on invitation folding styles and thermography.